Vintage Milk Glass Saucer with Gold Rim: 648 ppm lead (+/- 43 ppm), 9 ppm Cadmium (+/- 6 ppm). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here.
Tamara’s Grade: “D”
“D” = I would not want to use it in my home, I would prefer not to eat food that you served on it in your home. If you offered me something to eat on this when I am visiting you, I might ask for it on a paper plate or napkin instead. It is likely not leaching, but it also likely hasn’t been tested by the manufacturer because it is vintage, so there is no way to know. I would gently suggest that you get rid of it. I prefer to have lead-free options in my home, and would prefer the same for my friends (for your health and longevity.) The lead is likely bound in the glass and is probably not poisoning the user, but that is not 100% sure. There may be high levels of lead in the gold rim, but it is impossible to tell because the thin line is too small to test accurately with the XRF.
Note: the amount of lead that is considered safe in an item intended for children is anything below 90 ppm lead, this is far above 90 ppm lead!
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